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PAP MP's views on MH370 not the Government's: Sam Tan

Published on Apr 10, 2014 10:34 PM
 
Family members pray around 239 lit candles during a candlelight vigil for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the early morning, at Lido Hotel, in Beijing April 8, 2014, after a month of searching for the missing aircraft. A People's Action Party MP's criticism of the way Malaysia provided information in the first few days after Flight MH370 went missing does not represent the views of the Singapore Government, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Sam Tan on Thursday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

A People's Action Party MP's criticism of the way Malaysia provided information in the first few days after Flight MH370 went missing does not represent the views of the Singapore Government, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Sam Tan on Thursday.

Dr Lim Wee Kiak, chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Affairs and Defence and an MP in Nee Soon GRC, said in an interview with The Straits Times last week that Malaysia could have better handled the communication of information on the missing flight.

If Malaysia did not have information, its officials should have said so "rather than come up with theories", as it added "confusion and grief to family members", he said.

His remarks were carried in Malaysian newspapers such as Sin Chew Jit Poh.

 
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